National Museum Of Korea, Seoul
National Museum Of Korea, Seoul - Address, Phone Number
Address: 137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
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About National Museum Of Korea, Seoul
Displaying close to 15,000 pieces spanning many eras and fields of interest, the National Museum of Korea is a well stocked museum that provides something interesting for everyone. The sculpture gallery houses Buddhist art, metal art, Buncheong ware and also Porcelain artworks. The Asian gallery is quite fascinating too, with its oriental artworks from China, Japan and Central Asia. In the Calligraphy and painting gallery, visitors will encounter woodworks, Buddhist paintings and many other beautiful creations. There is also a prehistoric and ancient history gallery that has objects from the Paleolithic age, the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. For a true enthusiast, this museum is like a wonderland that not only educates but fascinates too.
National Museum Of Korea Information
- Special Services: Wheelchair ramp, parking spaces, restrooms, free wheelchair rental service (10 available), elevator
- Sign-language interpretation service available, as well as video & audio guide rental.
- Parking available, Fee applicable.
- Foreign Language Interpretation services available.
National Museum Of Korea Ticket Prices
- Free admission: Permanent Exhibition, Children's Museum, Free Planned Exhibition
- Children's Museum: Information desk at the museum entrance
- Ticket purchase is available at the ticket booth in front of Planned Exhibition Hall. Visitors should present their admission ticket to enter paid special exhibitions.
National Museum Of Korea Opening and Closing Hours
- Closed on Mondays (except Holiday Mondays).
- During weeks with a Holiday Monday, the museum will be closed on the first non-holiday weekday.
- Timings for Children’s museum : Refer to official website
How To reach National Museum Of Korea by Public Transport
- Nearest subway: Ichon, Seobinggo
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National Museum Of Korea, Seoul Reviews
Great variety of exhibits with world class special exhibitions coming through b all the time. When we visited they had a collection on loan from the Hermitage. The price of admission is incredibly low. My only recommendation is make sure you arrive early to give yourself plenty of time to fully enjoy all the exhibits. I ran out of time when I went. Make sure you enjoy the gardens and ponds surrounding the museums. They're an absolute delight even in winter.
Lovely historical museum. I learned about Korean history. This museum has great artifacts & a good shop too. The workers speak English. They were all nice too. Easy access on the subway. In the Club room at The Plaza Hotel in Seoul, the staff helped me with very specific subway directions, which I totally appreciated, since the subways are confusing to me, & they have so many lines. I was also given much help by the Club room staff. I bought my return airport shuttle ticket in the lounge. This hotel stay makes me really appreciate gold elite Marriott status. It give you so much value for the $ you spend. I did not know before this trip. I highly recommend The Plaza Hotel in Seoul, especially if you have Gold Elite status.
First floor is an excellent history of Korea until about 1900. The amount of depth was perfect for a history buff only looking to spend a couple hours. I felt like it provided a great context for the rest of my visit. Second and third floors were basically all donated art collections.
Beautiful building and fantastic museum. Definitely worth a visit and when it's part of a great Korea trip: start here. It's always good to first get to know the history of the country before you the rest. It's a big museum so it probably cost you a minimum time of around an hour, but this depends on your own pace and interests.
Free entrance and HUGE! Given its zero entrance fee and the collections and facilities provided, I must say that this place is impressive. A must-visit when you are in Seoul. Your experience starts even from the subway station (Line 4, Ichon Station) where they play soft traditional Korean music on the background and the walls depicts museum collections. There's a walking conveyor for too, which is an added bonus.